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Coat Rack

  • December 1, 2014

Ana White
Ana White
Ana White
Ana White

This was such an easy project with huge impact! In less than an hour, we built this coat rack that has 8 feet of hooks, and 16 feet of shelving. The hooks are perfect for coats, scarves, and anything else you can hang. The enclosed shelving is big enough to fit a standard magazine, but is perfect for accessories and décor items too! The top shelf is a handy spot to place phones, keys and wallets. This project is also easy to scale down to fit your wall space.

Click here to download Ana White's blueprints for this How-To!

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  1. Project Steps

    1. Step: 1

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      Cut Your Boards. Cut the boards according to the cut list. 3 – 1x6 @ 8 feet long 1 – 1x4 @ 8 feet long 1 – 2x6 @ 8 feet long 4 – 2x6 @ 17-1/2” long 3 – 1x6 @ 30” long I recommend a miter saw for precision and ease of cutting, but a circular saw or jigsaw could be used. Use eye and ear protection (we are using the Ryobi PhoneWorks headset to protect our ears and enjoy our favorite music while cutting).

    2. Step: 2

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      Begin Constructing the 2x6 Frame. Attach the 2x6 that is 8 feet long to two of the shorter (17-1/2” long) 2x6s at the ends, drilling through the longer 2x6 into the end of the shorter board. Use glue and 2-1/2” self tapping screws. Outside edges are flush.

    3. Step: 3

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      Dividers Attach remaining two 2x6 that are 17-1/2” long, with 30” of space in between. Use 2-1/2” self tapping screws and glue.

    4. Step: 4

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      Small Shelves Drill two 3/4" pocket holes on each end of each of the 1x6 boards that are 30” long. Secure to the 2x6 boards that are 17-1/2” long, leaving 12” of space underneath, with 1-1/4” pocket hole screws and wood glue.

    5. Step: 5

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      Back Attach with 2” wood screws and glue the 1x6 boards that are 8 feet long to the back. Attach top and bottom first, then center middle 1x6 and attach. Use glue.

    6. Step: 6

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      Front Apply glue to front edges of project 3-1/2” up from bottom and attach the 1x4 that is 8 feet long to the front of the project with 2” screws.

    7. Step: 7

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      Stain and Finish Fill any exposed holes with stainable wood filler and allow to dry. Lightly sand project and vacuum off sanding residue. We stained our project with Rustoleum Early American followed by a clear top coat.

    8. Step: 8

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      Hanging – Locate Studs First locate studs in the wall behind the coat rack/organizer. Mark studs on the wall with a pencil. We used the Ryobi PhoneWorks stud finder to quickly find studs using our iPhone.

    9. Step: 9

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      Hanging - Leveling We used the Ryobi Phone Works laser level to mark a level line at the base of where the project will be hung. We also transferred the stud marks from step 8 to behind where the project will be placed using the laser level.

    10. Step: 10

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      Hanging After locating all the studs and marking the hanging location, it’s just a matter of holding the project up to our marks and screwing it to a stud. We screwed to every possible stud behind the project using 2-1/2” screws.

    11. Step: 11

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      Hooks I added hooks to the front of the project by predrilling holes and attaching with a drill.

    12. Step: 12

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      Enjoy your new coat rack! **Exclusive Feature**: Click here to download Ana White's blueprints for this How-To!

Comments (3)


  • The project was simple, but running off 14 pages of instructions, of which 7 were a waste of paper and ink, makes me wonder if it is worth printing any more project plans from this site.
    By rnealhall_87311, on January 18, 2015

  • Really? Why not tell your printer to print one page at a time and then you don't have to print the "useless" pages. You must be a man! Bahahaha!
    By AShanks, on February 29, 2016

  • P.S. This is an awesome plan and I will be printing off the supply list and going to the store today and it will be on my garage wall by tomorrow night!
    By AShanks, on February 29, 2016

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Coat Rack

by Ana White
Dec 01, 2014
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This was such an easy project with huge impact! In less than an hour, we built this coat rack that has 8 feet of hooks, and 16 feet of shelving. The hooks are perfect for coats, scarves, and anything else you can hang. The enclosed shelving is big enough to fit a standard magazine, but is perfect for accessories and décor items too! The top shelf is a handy spot to place phones, keys and wallets. This project is also easy to scale down to fit your wall space. <a href="http://eff5c75290b0e498bfcc-cdb2fd2cc8e016557784fa363a2704b5.r93.cf1.rackcdn.com/pdf/Ana%20White%20Coat%20Rack%20DEC%202014.pdf" target="_blank">Click here to download Ana White's blueprints for this How-To! </a>

Project Steps

  1. Step: 1
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    Cut Your Boards. Cut the boards according to the cut list. 3 – 1x6 @ 8 feet long 1 – 1x4 @ 8 feet long 1 – 2x6 @ 8 feet long 4 – 2x6 @ 17-1/2” long 3 – 1x6 @ 30” long I recommend a miter saw for precision and ease of cutting, but a circular saw or jigsaw could be used. Use eye and ear protection (we are using the Ryobi PhoneWorks headset to protect our ears and enjoy our favorite music while cutting).

  2. Step: 2
    Huge 1a8ab81e 3e45 4c86 a28e f1864007d4d8

    Begin Constructing the 2x6 Frame. Attach the 2x6 that is 8 feet long to two of the shorter (17-1/2” long) 2x6s at the ends, drilling through the longer 2x6 into the end of the shorter board. Use glue and 2-1/2” self tapping screws. Outside edges are flush.

  3. Step: 3
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    Dividers Attach remaining two 2x6 that are 17-1/2” long, with 30” of space in between. Use 2-1/2” self tapping screws and glue.

  4. Step: 4
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    Small Shelves Drill two 3/4" pocket holes on each end of each of the 1x6 boards that are 30” long. Secure to the 2x6 boards that are 17-1/2” long, leaving 12” of space underneath, with 1-1/4” pocket hole screws and wood glue.

  5. Step: 5
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    Back Attach with 2” wood screws and glue the 1x6 boards that are 8 feet long to the back. Attach top and bottom first, then center middle 1x6 and attach. Use glue.

  6. Step: 6
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    Front Apply glue to front edges of project 3-1/2” up from bottom and attach the 1x4 that is 8 feet long to the front of the project with 2” screws.

  7. Step: 7
    Huge 87e106d8 386c 4026 b198 9882d3e16832

    Stain and Finish Fill any exposed holes with stainable wood filler and allow to dry. Lightly sand project and vacuum off sanding residue. We stained our project with Rustoleum Early American followed by a clear top coat.

  8. Step: 8
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    Hanging – Locate Studs First locate studs in the wall behind the coat rack/organizer. Mark studs on the wall with a pencil. We used the Ryobi PhoneWorks stud finder to quickly find studs using our iPhone.

  9. Step: 9
    Huge 6e4c779d 397b 498d bf2f 95d343aae8c5

    Hanging - Leveling We used the Ryobi Phone Works laser level to mark a level line at the base of where the project will be hung. We also transferred the stud marks from step 8 to behind where the project will be placed using the laser level.

  10. Step: 10
    Huge ffdcf923 2943 4ca6 abfa a206600e43ef

    Hanging After locating all the studs and marking the hanging location, it’s just a matter of holding the project up to our marks and screwing it to a stud. We screwed to every possible stud behind the project using 2-1/2” screws.

  11. Step: 11
    Huge e34970b1 446d 4e95 9d6a a701b213d3b8

    Hooks I added hooks to the front of the project by predrilling holes and attaching with a drill.

  12. Step: 12
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    Enjoy your new coat rack! **Exclusive Feature**: Click here to download Ana White's blueprints for this How-To!